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Fred Guttenberg, the father of a student killed last week in the massacre at a Florida high school, slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
WASHINGTON ― Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.) claimed that people who commit mass shootings are often Democrats during a Wednesday discussion about the Florida school shooting.
Pro-government fighters were expected Monday to enter Syria's Afrin after talks with Kurdish forces, in a move that could pave the way for a settlement in a month-old Turkish assault on the northern enclave. "Popular forces will arrive in Afrin within a few hours to support its people's stand against the Turkish regime's attack on the area and its people," state news agency SANA said, citing its correspondent in Aleppo. SANA said the forces would "join the resistance against the Turkish aggression".
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local):
Students who survived a mass shooting at their Florida school on Sunday announced plans to march on Washington in a bid to "shame" politicians into reforming laws that make firearms readily available. Nikolas Cruz, 19, a troubled former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, confessed to killing 17 people with a legally-purchased AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the latest such atrocity in a country with more than 30,000 gun-related deaths annually. Among the students announcing the march was Emma Gonzalez, who captured worldwide attention with a powerful speech in which she assailed President Donald Trump over the multi-million-dollar support his campaign received from the gun lobby.
Poland on Sunday sought to defend remarks by its prime minister which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu called "outrageous" and amounted to denying the Holocaust. "The comments of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during a discussion in Munich were by no means intended to deny the Holocaust, or charge the Jewish victims of the Holocaust with responsibility for what was a Nazi German perpetrated genocide," Morawiecki's spokeswoman Joanna Kopcinska said in a statement. The Israeli premier, who like Morawiecki was in Munich for a global security conference, on Saturday responded angrily to the remark that the Holocaust had involved "Jewish perpetrators" as well as Polish ones.
A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck & Co Inc. The verdict had been the largest ever in a U.S. patent case but U.S. District Judge Leonard Stark in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday ruled Merck's patent was invalid. Gilead in a statement on Saturday said it always believed the patent was invalid and was pleased the judge confirmed that opinion. The December 2016 verdict followed a trial in which jurors found that Merck's patent on hepatitis C treatments, which it acquired in 2014 when it bought Idenix Pharmaceuticals,...
NEW DELHI (AP) - India and Iran said Saturday that they would step up cooperation in combatting extremism, terrorism and drug trafficking in Afghanistan in an effort to restore peace and stability to the war-wracked country.
On Thursday, in response to a deadly school shooting in Florida that left at least 17 dead, President Donald Trump said he would work with state leaders to prioritize school safety.
Former President Barack Obama called for "common-sense gun safety laws" a day after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, left at least 17 people dead and 15 others injured.
A heroic geography teacher was gunned down as he saved a group of students during Wednesday's mass shooting at a Florida high school.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Turkey on Thursday seeking to ease tensions with its NATO ally that have reached fresh heights over Ankara's ongoing operation inside Syria. During his two-day trip to the Turkish capital, Tillerson -- who last visited in July 2017 -- will hold talks with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A top attorney with Immigration and Customs Enforcement reportedly resigned this week after being charged with stealing several immigrants' identities to obtain money and property.
Police have arrested a 22-year-old man and his 26-year-old girlfriend in connection to his little brother`s death.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on federal court arguments over an effort to clear a huge California homeless encampment (all times local):
CHICAGO (AP) - An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city's police superintendent said.
A second federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's decision to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, dealing another blow to the president's efforts to end protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as children.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot should be able to collect the winnings soon while a judge decides whether to let her remain anonymous.
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The presidential paintings were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery
By Alexander Winning and James Macharia JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling party ordered Jacob Zuma on Tuesday to step down as head of state after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela's post-apartheid 'Rainbow Nation'. Leading members of the African National Congress now want new party leader Cyril Ramaphosa to replace Zuma as president, ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule told a news conference. There was no word from Zuma or his spokesman but Magashule said the president had promised to respond to the order by Wednesday.
DAMASCUS/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will face "more surprises" should it again attack Syrian territory, Damascus said on Tuesday, after Syria's air defenses shot down an advanced Israeli warplane during the fiercest flare-up between the old foes in 36 years. The F-16 jet was hit over northern Israel on Saturday as it returned from a raid on a Syrian position blamed for launching an Iranian-made drone across the border. Iran is supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's near seven-year civil war.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.
BEIRUT (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister assailed the United States on Monday, claiming that American forces in Syria are intentionally stalling the fight against Islamic State militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded.
Las Vegas casino billionaire Steve Wynn announced Tuesday he was stepping down as chairman and CEO of his company Wynn Resorts following allegations of decades of sexual misconduct. "In the last couple of weeks, I have found myself the focus of an avalanche of negative publicity," Wynn said in a statement. The 76-year-old former business rival turned political ally of President Donald Trump resigned late last month from his role as Republican National Committee finance chairman, a post he had assumed after Trump took office in January 2017.
By Joey Roulette CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, roared into space through clear blue skies in its debut test flight on Tuesday from a Florida launch site where moon missions once began, in another milestone for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket service. Boisterous cheering could be heard from SpaceX workers at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, where a livestream feed of the event originated.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A man suspected in the killing a Colorado sheriff's deputy fired a semi-automatic handgun during a struggle with multiple officers, authorities said Tuesday.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, causing buildings including a hotel to collapse and forcing the closure of a nearby highway. The quake struck about 22 kms (14 miles) northeast of Hualien - which is home to about 100,000 people - shortly before midnight, and the epicenter was very shallow at just 1km, the USGS said. There was no immediate confirmation of any deaths or injuries or word of any tsunami warning, but the government confirmed in the early hours of Wednesday that the Marshal Hotel in Hualien had collapsed, trapping three people inside.
A Pennsylvania Republican is calling for the impeachment of five Democrats on the state Supreme Court who ordered lawmakers to draw a new congressional map because the current one so severely benefits the GOP that it violates the Pennsylvania constitution.
A scarlet Tesla Roadster from the assembly line of Elon Musk's pioneering electric automobile business is poised this week to go where no sports car has gone before - outer space. The sleek, battery-powered hot rod is serving as a mock payload for the highly anticipated debut test flight of Musk's new Falcon Heavy jumbo rocket, set for liftoff as early as Tuesday by his other transportation venture, Space Exploration Technologies. If the launch succeeds, the Falcon Heavy will rank as the most powerful rocket in operation today, and the mightiest space vehicle to blast off from the United States since NASA's Saturn 5 rockets last carried astronauts to the moon 45 years ago.
UPDATE: Feb. 6, 2018, 1:44 p.m. EST SpaceX has set a new launch time of 3:45 p.m. ET for the first flight of its Falcon Heavy rocket. That is only 15 minutes before the end of SpaceX's launch window for the day, which closes at 4 p.m. ET. Winds are still an issue, however, so there's still a chance they'll call off the launch attempt for the day and try again tomorrow. UPDATE: Feb. 6, 2018, 12:58 p.m. EST SpaceX is now planning to launch at 3:05 p.m. ET because of those pesky upper-level winds. UPDATE: Feb. 6, 2018, 12:09 p.m. EST SpaceX has pushed the expected launch time of its Falcon Heavy rocket back to 2:50 p.m. ET due to concerns over wind conditions in the area....
On Sunday night, car manufacture Dodge sparked a might backlash on social media for a tone-deaf Super Bowl ad that used excerpts of a speech by Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. By Monday morning, someone recut the ad, wielding King's words against the car-making giant. SEE ALSO: Dodge gets slammed for using a Martin Luther King Jr. speech in their Super Bowl ad Dodge's ad used excerpts of King's famous "Drum Major Instinct" speech, given just two months before his assassination, and it backfired. Badly. But one savvy internet user realized that the speech also had some coarse words from King for advertisers and so, to make perhaps the most firm point...
In Their Own Words - Women Speak on the Grid Girl Ban After F1's recent ban on grid girls many feel MotoGP should follow suit, though not everyone shares that sentiment. Last Wednesday Formula 1 announced that it was ending the practice of using grid girls.
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, weighs in on why he voted to release the controversial GOP memo that alleges abuse of the country's spying program, but not the Democratic counter memo.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - As her mother listened on the telephone, 9-year-old Faith Battaglia pleaded with her father.
Three titans of American business announced Tuesday they are joining forces to tackle one of the most enduring problems in the country: quality affordable health care. Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Jeff Bezos' retail behemoth Amazon will link with financial giant JP Morgan to create a nonprofit health care plan to "provide US employees and their families with simplified, high-quality and transparent health care at a reasonable cost," the companies said. "The ballooning costs of health care act as a hungry tapeworm on the American economy," Buffett said in a statement.
Children were among the group of 76 undocumented immigrants packed into a tractor-trailer near Laredo.
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the release of a U.S. list of Russian businessmen close to the Kremlin was an unfriendly act, but Moscow did not currently plan to retaliate. The U.S. Treasury Department named major Russian businessmen in a so-called "oligarchs' list" which was released earlier on Tuesday. It will complicate the difficult situation Russian-American relations are already in, and of course harm international relations as a whole," Putin said.
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge who ordered a detained immigration rights activist facing deportation to be immediately released raised "grave concern" over the argument that he had been targeted because of his political activities, a concern also expressed by immigrants and their advocates over his and others' cases.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week.
Republicans in Congress are eyeing the exits and a growing number of Democrats are looking for a way in
By Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has canceled a joint cultural performance with South Korea scheduled for Feb. 4 blaming South Korean media for encouraging "insulting" public sentiment regarding the North, South Korea's unification ministry said on Monday. The North said it had no choice but to call off the performance, which was to be held in the North Korean territory of Mount Kumgang, as South Korean media continued to insult what Pyongyang called "sincere" measures regarding the Winter Olympics Seoul will host next month, the ministry said.
French police on Monday detained an IT worker whose wife was murdered while out jogging in a grisly case that shocked the country. The charred body of Alexia Daval, a 29-year-old bank employee, was found in a wood in October in Esmoulins in eastern France. The case shocked the sleepy bucolic community where the couple live, with nearly 10,000 people turning out in their town of Gray for a silent march in her memory in November.
Anger was growing in Kabul Sunday, a day after a huge bomb hidden in an ambulance killed nearly 100 people and wounded scores more, highlighting the ability of insurgents to strike at the heart of Afghanistan. At least 95 people were killed and 191 wounded in the lunchtime attack claimed by the Taliban, which caused panic in the war-torn capital and overwhelmed its hospitals. US President Donald Trump called for "decisive action" against the Taliban over the assault -- the second it has carried out in the city in a week -- as other international leaders also condemned the attack.
The White House has presented Congress with a plan on immigration reform which would offer a path to citizenship for the 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children, known as the Dreamers. In return for their citizenship - a key demand from Democrats - the White House has requested a $25 billion fund for border security, including the wall along the border with Mexico. The plan was detailed in telephone calls to Republican staff members on Thursday afternoon. A senior White House official outlined the one-page framework, Politico reported, and called the new proposal "a compromise position that we believe… will get 60 votes in the Senate." The official confidently...
A partial jawbone bearing seven teeth unearthed in a cave in Israel represents what scientists are calling the oldest-known Homo sapiens remains outside Africa, showing that our species trekked out of that continent far earlier than previously known. Researchers on Thursday announced the discovery of the fossil estimated as 177,000 to 194,000 years old, and said the teeth bore telltale traits of Homo sapiens not present in close human relatives alive at the time including Neanderthals. The fossil of the left part of the upper jaw of a young adult -- the person's sex remains unclear -- came from Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel's western slopes about 7.5 miles (12 km) south of Haifa....
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The shooting at a high school in Benton, Ky. that killed two students is the eleventh school shooting within the first month of the year.
On the same morning James Franco was stiffed by the Academy Awards, almost certainly over allegations of sexual misconduct, a man once accused of hitting his wife in the face with a telephone receiver was nominated for an Oscar for best actor, for which he was quickly reckoned the prohibitive favorite.
BEIRUT (AP) - The Turkish attack on the Syrian border town of Afrin, controlled by Kurdish fighters, has been long anticipated - Turkish officials have been threatening to launch the offensive and preparing for it for months.